7 Tips for Being a Good Divorced Dad
by Bruce Provda, Esq. When Juan and his wife started to talk about divorce, Juan’s concern was for his relationship with his children. He had seen friends who lost touch with their children even though they still shared custody with the ex. Their kids were...
Divorced Dads: Choose Your Battles Wisely
We need to be careful when determining what we’re fighting for. We can easily get caught up in fighting for us—our rights, our reputation, our time—and not realize that our children are getting caught in the middle.
Be Reliable Despite Divorce: How to Make Joint Custody Work
by Dat To Joint child custody can be a real challenge for many fathers. Putting together a schedule that pleases both parties and the children involved can be hard enough. And it can be exhausting trying to deal with the stress of shuffling children from house to...
Divorced Dads: A Helpful Perspective on Your Ex
Since you both have that bigger goal, you need to focus on that more than your disagreements and find a way to do your best.
4 Ways Dads Can Help Hurting Kids
Sometimes life leaves emotional scars on children. How can we dads help them most effectively? A stepdad named Eric wrote to us about this. He said that the greatest difficulty he has faced with his children has been dealing with the hurt they brought with them from...
Don’t Be a Disney Dad
by Scott Moore What is a Disney Dad? A "Disney Parent" actually has a legal definition: "a noncustodial parent who indulges his or her child with gifts and good times during visitation and leaves most or all disciplinary responsibilities to the other parent." It's...
Conflict Resolution – Fly Away Home
Resolving conflicts means telling the truth, admitting wrong, and seeking forgiveness as you try to move forward.
You Can Be a Good Dad Even in Tough Situations
A while back, a dad wrote to us and said, "How can someone be a good father when the system and the mother won't let him?" For a growing number of dads today, this dad's question is the only one that matters because they don’t have access to their kids; they don’t...
Away But Not Apart: How to Be a Good Dad Despite Separations
Do you find yourself often separated from your children? Whether it’s due to job demands, divorce, military service or some other challenge, this is a growing issue for today’s fathers ... including some of us at fathers.com. For all of you guys who love your kids and...
Are you connecting with your kids?
How engaged are today's fathers? Recent data analysis from the Pew Research Center is encouraging … and discouraging.